Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >> in the city nevada, reno is a little less vegas than las vegas it might be little but its voters could have a big impact on the elections. few places in america were worse hit by recession. inform has the highest unemployment rate in the country. barack obama won here comfortably four years ago. this time it will be closer. >> you're going to have a big choice to make, nevada. and it's not just choice between two candidates or two political parties. it's a choice between two different paths for this country. >> this is the other path. mitt romney, the businessman turned politician who is promising to turn the economy around slipped a little in the polls but it's still too close to call. >> these debates are an opportunity for each of us to describe the pathway forward to america we can choose and the people are going to have to make a choice. >> more money is being spent on this election than ever before. who wins depends on how people vote in a handful of swing states and in a few areas of those states so all the money is being spent on bombarding the undecided with tv ads and phone calls.
Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
there are 2000 or 3000 people down in the center of the old city, the protest so far is relatively good natured. as you said in your opening remarks, jordan has avoided many of the pitfalls of violence and upheavals we have seen over the last two years in other countries, particularly in syria to the north. many jordanians are anxious that whatever changes might be in store, they need to avoid a descent into civil war. there are heartfelt calls for a general political we fall. -- reform. people want a change to the political system. they do not want a change to the monarchy. the monarchy is safe and acceptable to many jordanians. they think parliament means to be reformed in the eyes of many jordanians. the muslim brotherhood is out on the streets today. they see the success of their fellow brother the members in egypt and tunisia and libya and it wants to get freedom for themselves. the jordanian king dismissed parliament last night and called for new elections. how representatives the elections -- how representative the elections will be is yet to be seen. >> the elections will be carried out
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
the morning over there and now i have come back to a bigger city that's 45 minutes away. there was still plenty of tension particularly along the main road facing syria. and army tank was pointed at sites directly toward syria. not many people on the frontline. as you got back from the front line, there were people in cafes eating and drinking and one man was taking money out of the cash machine, and a garbage truck was going around picking up litter. there was some normality, but schools are not reopen because their word about shellfire hitting the schools. people want their territory to be defended, but they wanted to go about their normal lives without worrying about mortars hitting them. >> is there any chance of the political or military establishment in turkey that would take this further than what we have seen, these skirmishes? >> that's a good question. if you look at 30's history over the last 30 or 40 years, there's been a divergence between what the civilian government wants and what the military wants. the military wanted a final say for many years. in september there was a
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
:00 in the afternoon in vatican city, where pope benedict has returned from holiday to find his former employee on trial, which could lift the lid of the inner and secretive world of the back -- vatican. a controversial book largely based on the documents that were stolen claims that there were power struggles, defamation campaigns, and allegations of corruption at the highest levels of the church. allen, in a sense this case is as much about the catholic church and what goes on inside of it as it is about the fate of this man. >> certainly, this is one of the world's more secretive institutions and has been made desperately uncomfortable with this whole process. remember, earlier this year for weeks on end it found details of its inner workings being strewn across the italian media. the man charged with having been responsible for handling those documents to journalists is none other than the pope's butler, and this had been thought to be an important day in this whole legal process. he had been scheduled to testify in the court room for the first time since his arrest, but there is a very str